By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 23 Nov: State BJP President Bansidhar Bhagat expressed pride that the party had completed training programmes in its ‘mandal’ level units despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Training had been completed, till now, in 239 of the 252 mandals. It was imparted by 525 trainers and 21,000 party workers took part. He claimed that the BJP had delivered on 85 percent of the promises made in its election manifesto. The remaining would be implemented in the coming months.
He also confirmed that National President JP Nadda would tour Uttarakhand from 5 to 7 December. Bhagat also announced that this would be followed by himself touring every assembly constituency in the state, spending a night in most of them.
Addressing a press conference at his Yamuna Colony residence, Bhagat welcomed the appointment of National General Secretary Dushyant Kumar as the Uttarakhand Party In-Charge, and National Vice President, Rekha Verma, the joint In-Charge.
With more than three and a half years of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat’s tenure having been completed, the state had benefited from PM Modi’s blessings. The CM’s determined vision had ensured that a new definition had been written of development in Uttarakhand.
He declared the BJP was fully prepared for the coming assembly elections, which would be fought on the development platform, the state government’s achievements and the implementation of the Centre’s programmes. He expressed confidence that the people would give BJP even more than the 57 seats it has at present.
He revealed that National President JP Nadda would hold 14 meetings in the state with ministers, MLAs, and party office-bearers. He would give an impetus to the party’s preparations for the elections. The state unit was honoured that Nadda was launching his nationwide tour form the state.
He was asked to comment on former CM Harish Rawat’s statement that he would remain in politics till when Rahul Gandhi becomes Prime Minister. Bhagat said that Rawat clearly wished to continue in politics for as long as he lived because there was no way the former Congress President would become PM.
The State President asserted that tickets would be provided for the next elections based on performance. The MLAs were doing a good job in the state but, even so, a survey would be held in this regard six months before the polls. He also reminded that there was a tremendous Modi wave in the country, which would benefit the party. He also praised the government’s decision to remove the ‘escape canal’ tag from River Ganga in Haridwar. This mistake by Harish Rawat had been rectified.
Present at the press conference were State BJP Vice President and MLA Khajan Dass, State General Secretary Kuldeep Kumar, Spokespersons Vinay Goyal, Sunil Saini, Treasurer Punit Mittal, Media Incharge Dr Devendra Bhasin and many others.
By Our Staff Reporter